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TUI Discovery is a ship, carrying 2074 passengers and 760 crew, and sails from .

Sails from:

SOUTHAMPTON , Newcastle, UK

Cruises to:

Scandinavia , Scandinavia , Europe

Cruises on TUI Discovery

44 Reviews

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4.5 out of 5

Great Trip by StuLiddle

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had a very enjoyable time on Discovery. I'm probably being picky but there were a few grumbles. 1. The food portions in the main dining rooms were small. One evening we had bruschetta as a started and there were 2 pieces the size of a 50p! Calzone pizza was the size of a small pasty etc. Service was great though. The portions in the speciality restaurants were good. You can, of course, eat from the minute you get up until you go to bed! We tried to save ourselves for dinner so w were a little disapointed. 2. The main lounges were always full and we found it tricky to get seats. Like wise in the Island buffet. Luckily we had decent weather so we could sit outside. 3. Live lounge is souless. Very strange space. The band we heard in there was very good though. Good girl singer. 4. The shows were good. Very hard working, talented show company but on a 7 night cruise to the fjords with an average age of 65+ I'd question how wise it was to include the "Festival" show, which included modern pop/rock music, when there were other shows that weren't scheduled in. 5. The Venue, was a lovely space but seemed under used. Some of game show type entertainment that was not well followed and a few dance classes when the Atrium was used for other things. Could be a good cabaret room. Our cabin steward, Willy, was great. All bar and restuarant staff were great. Favourite bar was Bar 11. Nice views and great cocktails. The speciality restaurants were good. Surf & Turf and Kora La. The small sushi bar in Kora La was under used and maybe not situated in the best place. We had a fabulous meal in Surf & Turf, the steak was beautiful. Ship layout was good. Our room was clean, and well appointed. Nothing missing. We had a lovely time. Good ports and thankfully very good weather. Would we try Marella again? Yes definitely.

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2 out of 5

Not impressed at all beds... by rich1974

Sail Date: /

Not impressed at all beds where hard not enough seats in the buffet area or bars on sea days entertainment was not very good the casino was very poor No room service unless you payed for it But the staff where exllent could not do enough for you I would give them 5 stars plus

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5 out of 5

We're just back from Wonders... by Debzy1985

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We're just back from Wonders of the Fjords on Discovery 1 today and thought i'd review what I thought. We were first time cruisers travelling with a 7 year old so are able to view from all angles. Cabin: We booked an inside cabin on decks 2/3 and were allocated 2091 towards the rear of the ship. We're not ones for lounging around during the day and tend to use these places as a base or as some would put it 'a sleep, a shower, a S**t and a shave'.We found it to be the perfect size for the 3 of us, 2 singles on the bottom and one bunk folded down. The cases fitted nicely in the wardrobe space so we nicely out the way. Drawer space was more than adequate as was hanging space. Beds were comfortable and 'view from the bridge' on the TV gave us the slightest light at night. The bathroom was simlar to those found in a static caravan which we're used to from previous holidays. Shower was more than powerful enough. can't fault it at all!! 7yo view: 'it had 3 beds and it was awesome, the shower was tickly' Food/Restaurants: First place we visited on board was the snack shack. The food here was cooked to perfection and ideal for a grab and go snack. We also frequented around islands for breakfast, lunch and dinner/tea and found there was always a good selection and somethings we would all eat. We didn't go to the MDR however did pay for a meal at 'Surf n Turf' as it was my birthday whist on board. The £28.95 pp was well worth it. Excellent service and the food was delicious. I recommend the Angus Sirloin steak and the New York Cheesecake. 7 yo view 'the food was brilliant, my favourite was the fruit and crackers and also the pastries in the morning in Islands' Bars/drinks: Service could be slow at times but if theres a queue you can do no more. We're not big alcohol drinkers so mainly stuck to soft drinks. The mocktails were a particular favourite. Good choice for the basic AI package. 7yo view: I liked the fruit smoothie mocktail. Kids Club: Loved that the kids got an invitation to go to kids club on the first sea day. My son loved meeting new people and the activities they did. The girls even managed to teach him to tie his laces, we've been trying for over a year to do that!! He loved every minute, from breakfast club to the evening club activities. It gave us a much needed break and gave him the chance to still be a kid whilst stuck on board with his parents. The Mat Hatters tea at sea was great and he's not stopped talking about Splash! Live!! if you're travelling with kids i'd defo recommend it. Theres no max or min times you can use it as long as your child is registered. 7yo view: It was EPIC!! My favourite was Scout at Splash Live!!! Entertainment: Not everyones cup of tea but we enjoyed the live music (B12's and Taylor Made) and the daily quizzes gave us something to do particularly on the sea days. Not so sure about Nice and Easy, Nice and NOT SO easy would suit it better. Not enough seating in the atrium/ live lounge but not much ease to do with the space. 7 yo view: I liked the quizzes Staff: Not a member of staff from Cabin Stewards to bar staff walked by us without a smile and a morning/evening. The only time I saw misserable faces was when they had to do drill lol!! My son was hi-5'd regularly and everyone said hello to him in passing. 7yo view 'I liked the hi-5s' I think this is pretty much as much as I can review about the ship. I hope it can help someone to make decisions about cruising with Marella Discovery!!

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4.6 out of 5

Superb fjords by Bairns01

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Really stunning views, everywhere you look seems to show yet another huge waterfall, beautiful blue water and huge cliff faces.

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2.6 out of 5

Lovely ship but management a shambles not enough staff service very slow looks as though they are using them all on explorer very disappointing cruise by Sandra

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We disembarked in Southampton instead of sailing to Newcastle we had had enough of the cruise no seats for entertainment nowhere quiet to sit and read piped music everywhere the staff were working so hard and always pleasant but just not enough to give a proper service waited on average two hours for dinner in restaurant Very disappointed

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StuLiddle
Jun 19, 2018

If you can afford to, got to the speciality restaurants

Bairns01
Jun 13, 2018

I'd probably say, and I don't mean this as a negative, you get what you pay for... Value for money Marella would have to be right up there, but my thoughts are that the major lines do things a bit better hence the greater cost. In summary, I think for 1st time cruisers, Marella would be a great choice, but if you have used other lines you will find it difficult not to compare.

Happycruiser57
Jun 04, 2018

Choose a midship/forward cabin on lower decks, due to noise from thrusters

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